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Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall's biography

Shelley Duvall is 73 years old film actor born at Houston. She was born on Thursday 7th of July 1949. She is often nicknamed as The Texas Twiggy. According to year of birth 1949 she belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 7th of July means she is Cancer. Cancer is a watery sign. They are very friendly and show motherly love to everyone. According to ascendant calculator, an important trait of these natives is their sensitive nature.

She is native english speaker. She is citizen of United States of America. Her primary profession is to be film actor. You can know her also as television producer, singer, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter. She is recently known as film producer.

Shelley Duvall's schools

We found 2 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: Waltrip High School, South Texas Junior College.

Detailed informations about her schools

  • Attended South Texas Junior College planning to study science but dropped out after witnessing a monkey vivisection.

Shelley Duvall's career

Her main focus is to be film actor.

Shelley Duvall's partners

Ringo Starr

Shelley Duvall and Ringo Starr have been together since 1975 for a year. He is known as actor. Her partner was born on Sunday 7th of July 1940 in Liverpool.

Paul Simon

Shelley Duvall and Paul Simon have been together since 1976 for 2 years. He is known as singer. Her partner was born on Monday 13th of October 1941 in Newark.

Dan Gilroy

Shelley Duvall and Dan Gilroy have been together.

Awards and competitions

Shelley Duvall's Awards

  • Served as chairman for the Golden ACE committee for the National Cable Television Academy's ACE Awards. [1987]

Shelley Duvall's Nominations

  • She was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for work The Shining in 1981

Shelley Duvall's quotes

  • [on Stanley Kubrick's method of shooting multiple takes of every scene] Have you seen the film Groundhog Day (1993)? Well, that's what it was like.
  • The trick to acting is not to be afraid. If you're not afraid of making mistakes, you usually don't make them.
  • [on filming Nashville (1975)] Lily Tomlin said we were like twenty-four big kids in a play pen. Which is absolutely true.
  • Don't let any setback defeat you. The world doesn't end just because one thing goes wrong.
  • Life is all about movement, and when you stop moving, you're dead! That's my big philosophy -- it's all about motion. Life can change in the blinking of an eye, so you just have to appreciate every minute and keep going.
  • If I had listened to everyone who told me no, I'd never have gotten anything accomplished. When I really believe in something and someone says, "You can't do it," it just spurs me on.
  • I might get killed, but I wouldn't die. I'd be born again as another me - or a lampshade, but I'll be on earth - always... (I) believe in everything and everybody existing forever and on and on in the same or other forms.
  • [on director Robert Altman] Nobody else calls him "Pirate" 'cept me. That's 'cuz I think he's the bravest, toughest, most imaginative man I've ever met.
  • Acting isn't difficult. You just do it. Everybody in life acts anyhow, President Nixon, The Pope, even John Lennon.
  • When I play a character, at that moment nothing else exists. Certainly no theory. I try not to intellectualize.
  • [on Robert Altman] Bob is like family, I trust him almost implicitly. He would never do anything to hurt me. Bob won my trust right at the beginning. He encouraged me to be myself, to never take acting lessons or to take myself too seriously.
  • I struggled to get a decent acting job for years, before finally giving it a rest for a while. It would be great to start all over again, if the right role came along.
  • There have been many amazing movies in the last decade or so. I always wonder what Stanley Kubrick would have done if he directed Inception (2010) or Donnie Darko (2001). I enjoyed them both.
  • Tim Burton is just a gem. He is very quiet and shy, believe it or not, but very funny too.
  • I'm not a fan of CGI, I think it's a bit lazy. Look at what many filmmakers accomplished before it came along!
  • [on Phil McGraw] I found out the kind of person he is the hard way.
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Shelley Duvall's body shape

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